Sitting is Killing You Infographic

Sitting is Killing You Infographic

It’s becoming well established that, in addition to not enough exercise, excessive sitting is not good for our health. Researchers have discovered that it’s not only the amount of time individuals spend sitting down that has an impact on health, but also the amount of breaks that are taken when sitting at a desk…

Alzheimers Disease by the Numbers Infographic

Alzheimers Disease by the Numbers Infographic

Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals of the same age. Amyloid-beta was produced at the same average rate by both groups, but in the Alzheimer’s group there…

Five-Minute Checklist May Help in Early Diagnosis of Autism

Autism And Learning Infographic

According to a study, a 5 minute checklist which can be filled out by parents in pediatrician waiting rooms could help in early ASD (autism spectrum disorder) diagnosis. The design of the study also provides a model for implementing such a change in the practice of pediatricians. The identification of autism while very young…

Grapes Could Help Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Disorders Of The Eye Infographic

Study results indicate that grape consumption could help prevent the start of age-related macular degeneration. These protective effects are believed to be due to the grapes’ antioxidant actions. Age-related macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in the elderly. It’s a progressive eye condition, resulting in the degeneration of the retina’s center, known…

Obesity Worldwide Infographic

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Belly fat, or visceral fat, has been associated with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors which predict type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you want to lose belly fat, you will need to watch your diet, but more importantly you will need to engage in regular exercise. A recent study suggests that…

How Your Brain Ages Infographic

How Your Brain Ages Infographic

Research suggests that accumulation of the plaque forming amyloid-beta protein is crucial for development of Alzheimer’s. And not only the quantity of amyloid-beta peptides, but also the quality is critical for initiation of Alzheimer’s. An imbalance triggers Alzheimer’s; there is a decrease in healthy amyloid-beta 40 levels in comparison to 42 levels. Two key…

Blood Pressure Chart Infographic

Blood Pressure Chart

There are always two pressures expressed in blood pressure ranges, the systolic and the diastolic pressure. Blood pressure ranges are usually written using the systolic number before or above the diastolic number, for example 120/80 mmHg. The systolic pressure, which is the first number shown, the 120 in the chart below, is the pressure…

Autism Infographic

Autism Infographic

Research indicates that women that take the recommended daily dose of folic acid, which is the synthetic kind of folate or vitamin B-9, in the 1st month of being pregnant, could have a lower risk of having a child with autism. A previous study revealed that women taking prenatal vitamins at about the time…

ADHD Adults Three Times As Likely to Develop Common Form of Dementia

Adhd And The Hemispheres Of The Brain Infographic

Researchers report that ADHD adults, those adults who are suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, are over 3 times as more likely to get a common type of degenerative dementia compared to those not having ADHD. The researchers established the association in a study of 360 subjects having degenerative dementia and 149 healthy…

Less Activity in Brain’s Reward Center in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue Infographic

It’s estimated that over a million Americans are impacted by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition characterized by continuing and extreme fatigue without any other diagnosed cause. Chronic fatigue syndrome is still not completely understood in spite of many years of scientific research. A study has however found different brain responses in individuals with chronic…